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|The engineers vice is normally used, when cutting and filing is taking place.
The diagram opposite, shows a piece of steel being filed. The material is placed low in the vice and held firmly between the jaws. Fibre jaws have not been used in this case. But, if the surface needs protecting, then fibre jaws should be fitted to each jaw.
|Below, a piece of steel tube is being cut using a junior hacksaw. The material is held low in the vice and a full size or junior hacksaw, is used to cut it to length.|
|The full sized hacksaw is used in combination with the engineers vice, in the same way as the junior hacksaw. The steel to be cut, is secured low in the vice. It may be necessary to use protective fibre grips, so that the surface of the steel is not marked by the serrated jaws.|
|An engineers vice can be used to hold equipment, such as a set of folding bars. Here, the folding bars are held in the vice and used to ‘fold’ (bend) a piece of sheet steel.|
|This diagram shows the machine vice, holding the folding bars, whilst a mallet is used to help ‘fold’ a box form, from sheet aluminium.|
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